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Old 03-12-2010, 07:23 PM   #16
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get some Traders Joe scotch and apply with a scotchpad to the exhaust spigots. make every mating surface clean and brite, then piss off, get to Scotland and ride the wild north desolate, till you break down from a scorched piston, a product of your inattention, and lie desolate by the roadside until a blue eyed black haired country maid comes to you with comfort and scotch, or the local predators rip what remains of your liver out. Either way, if you gotta die, why not do it on the road, like the north of Scotland, instead of that yuppie infested Alaska.
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:28 PM   #17
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get some Traders Joe scotch and apply with a scotchpad to the exhaust spigots. make every mating surface clean and brite, then piss off, get to Scotland and ride the wild north desolate, till you break down from a scorched piston, a product of your inattention, and lie desolate by the roadside until a blue eyed black haired country maid comes to you with comfort and scotch, or the local predators rip what remains of your liver out. Either way, if you gotta die, why not do it on the road, like the north of Scotland, instead of that yuppie infested Alaska.
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:34 PM   #18
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get some Traders Joe scotch and apply with a scotchpad to the exhaust spigots. make every mating surface clean and brite, then piss off, get to Scotland and ride the wild north desolate, till you break down from a scorched piston, a product of your inattention, and lie desolate by the roadside until a blue eyed black haired country maid comes to you with comfort and scotch, or the local predators rip what remains of your liver out. Either way, if you gotta die, why not do it on the road, like the north of Scotland, instead of that yuppie infested Alaska.
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:51 PM   #19
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I sealed mine with a beer can. I thought about using a domestic beer can but then my bike would shake itself apart. I considered a British beer but then my electrical system would likely fail. A German beer can would surely cause my circlip to disappear and destroy my transmission.

I settled on Guiness. Ireland is fairly moto-neutral.
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:19 PM   #20
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I sealed mine with a beer can. I thought about using a domestic beer can but then my bike would shake itself apart. I considered a British beer but then my electrical system would likely fail. A German beer can would surely cause my circlip to disappear and destroy my transmission.

I settled on Guiness. Ireland is fairly moto-neutral.
Best post of the day Bg.

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Old 03-14-2010, 06:52 AM   #21
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thanks! I try
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:59 AM   #22
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Maybe a home brew, and it will feel like an airhead.....
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:16 AM   #23
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Chances are the old aluminum gasket is now clogging up the inlet into the muffler, so take the muffler off and make certain you get it all out.

Might be the cause of the leak at the front end too.

Opening the inlet into the muffler out a little doesnt seem to harm much either - the small hole in the centre can be opened out to 1/2 " or so which will add a pleasing burble to the exhaust note and will sound a bit faster.

I tried aluminum flashing for the gasket but withing a couple of months it had vanished up the exhaust and was melted into a solid blob and blocking the muffler inlet again - I would just shell out the $13- and do the job properly.
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